Proteomic Analysis of Human Neutrophils

  • George Lominadze
  • Richard A. Ward
  • Jon B. Klein
  • Kenneth R. McLeish
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 332)


Proteomics is the study of the set of proteins, or proteome, expressed by a cell under specific conditions. Proteomics methodology consists of protein extraction, protein separation, and protein identification. Currently, two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2DE) and matrix-assisted laser-desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometry are the most widespread methods for proteomic studies. The recent introduction of precast immobilized pH gradient gel strips, precast gradient sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis gels, and well-designed electrophoresis equipment has made 2DE a highly reproducible and relatively simple method for protein separation. Inherent limitations of the procedure, however, require approaches in sample preparation that may be cell- or tissue-dependent. This chapter describes a methodology for proteomic analysis of human neutrophils and discusses its applications.

Key Words

Proteomics two-dimensional gel electrophoresis mass spectrometry neutrophils 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • George Lominadze
    • 1
  • Richard A. Ward
    • 2
  • Jon B. Klein
    • 3
  • Kenneth R. McLeish
    • 4
  1. 1.Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleKY
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleKY
  3. 3.Departments of MedicineUniversity of Louisville, and VA Medical CenterLouisvilleKY
  4. 4.Department of MedicineUniversity of Louisville, and VA Medical CenterLouisvilleKY

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